In the article “The Legal Murder of Trayvon Martin and New York City Stop-and-Frisk Law: America 's War Against Black Males Rages On” is about a neighborhood watch killing an innocent black boy. In the story, Zimmerman calls 911 and told them that he sees suspicious activity inside the gated community. They instructed him to stay inside his SUV and not approach Trayvon. He ignored the operator and it led to a fight that killed Trayvon. The societies see the African Americans as a threat due to their reputation they build.
The biggest factor of this was that his mom put his mutilated body on display for everyone to see and take in. The killing of her son, was almost as if he was everybody’s son in the black community. He was fourteen, and there were groups of young boys that were seventeen and eighteen becoming scared of their own lives. The death of Emmett Till although it was a tragedy, it made for a better tomorrow. Hansberry took the play and the book and made a statement that the world really couldn’t ignore.
Kenneth Eode once said, “He didn’t see a man with hopes and dreams, with disappointments and accomplishments. All he saw in front of him was just another nigger.” There is an epidemic of African Americans being murdered, beaten, and violated by police officers who are supposed to serve and protect. According to “www.USAToday.com”, “Nearly two times a week in the United States a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicides reported to the FBI.” Police brutality is an ongoing problem in the United States. African Americans are constantly being harassed and killed at the hands of police officers. Race should not cause one to be harassed or killed, especially by those who are supposed to serve and protect.
Racial profiling and discrimination are rampant throughout our country and black men have been frequent victims of it. Black men have been unjustly stopped on the road by policemen and killed for absolutely no reason other than for being black. As a fifteen-year-old black boy who will soon drive, this idea haunts me. I’m scared of facing this same fate and wish to one day not be scared. Yet, about one month ago, one video of a white Georgia cop only reassured me that my wish would not come true.
Martin walking back from the corner store with his candy and Arizona killed because of his skin color. Both incidents of these African Americans being killed because of their skin color. At some point African Americans are going to start fighting back and now that we are fighting back we are being labeled a hate group. If being a hate group means fighting for what is right and wanting justice for your people then this movement is a “hate group”. It’s sad that some Americans really think that
They hoped that the investigation would prove to the world that Wilson acted out of self-defense and did not violate Brown’s rights. The Criminal Justice system’s interests all hoped to create reforms and eliminate racism in police departments. On the local level many had to maintain safety in the community and assure proper police procedures. The state had to step into issue curfews and State of Emergencies to keep the state safe despite protests and riots as well as make sure Darren Wilson did not violate any laws of the state of Missouri. The state also hoped to create reforms to better race relations.
If only society would stand up for what they truly believe and not follow the norm of labeling, it will help ease racism. So government should not label society for the sole purpose of identifying who you are or where you come from based on your characteristics, educational level, and social statues. “It is time we took ownership of our identities” (Godinho). Society needs to take a good look around and realize that we are all equal and the labeling needs to be put to rest. Works Cited Godinho, Thorne.
Altman appeals to his own morals in which giving individuals the equality that is due to them and the right to not be treated as a lesser member of society are of ultimate importance. Albeit good morals, I am more inclined to appeal to my own; to fight for yourself, to find strength in discouraging situations, and to reduce the evil of ignorance by rising above and against it. When people can learn to accept that hate is never going to disappear so long as everyone is different then maybe they might stop taking ignorant speech personally. Until then, regulation of hate speech should not be permitted to occur.
However, thousands of people (supports of Brown) outside of the Ferguson court room and many around the world waited and watched the Grand Jury decide that officer Wilson would not be charged for the murder of Brown. Rioting ensued throughout the city and protests began to rise throughout the entire country. This case is what made the statement “Black Lives Matter” much more popular around the U.S. In another case in Cleveland, Ohio, a 12-year-old African American boy, who was playing with a toy gun, was shot and killed by a police officer. Shortly after, a statement was released that the officer Timothy Lehmann was deemed unfit to be a cop and should be charged with the murder against Rice.
Black men and women will always watch out for racism and will make sure they aren’t taken as patients in a study like this. The researchers of the Tuskegee Study didn’t use the proper usage of the Nuremberg Code, and because of this they brought negative attention to their experiment. Although the attention was good for the patients, so that the researchers would get called out for racism and breaking the code, the attention made many people change their thoughts on medical experiments. People aren’t as trusting as they used to be, with events happening in the world like this study, and it truly has changed our